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Off-Campus Recruiting: Job Fairs

Throughout the year, organizations across Texas and beyond hold job fairs for various practice areas and practice settings. The University of Houston Law Center students often participate in the job fairs listed below.  If your organization participates in a job fair where you would like to encourage UHLC students to attend, please email information about the job fair to the Career Development Office at lawcareer@uh.edu and we will share this information with our students through the CDO Weekly Digest.

1. Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference: July 2023

Where: Chicago, Illinois

Cost: Free registration for law student members of the LGBTQ+ Bar and Transportation to Chicago/lodging/meals

Career fair and conference with firms, corporations and public sector employers who are committed to the hiring and promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and lawyers.

 

Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Bar Association and Foundationfor LGBTQ+ and ally legal professionals to both look back at our shared history and to look forward to the future of the legal profession. The Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair is the largest LGBTQ+ legal conference in the country.  By participating in this Career Fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBTQ+ friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBTQ+ rights groups, and corporate legal departments.

2. Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair: July 2023

Where: Virtual

Cost: Registration cost

Registration: SIPJF Student Registration

Hosted by the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance ® based in Atlanta, Georgia. Employers from across the southeast United States interview rising 2Ls, 3Ls, and recent graduates interested in intellectual property law (IP) for summer associate and associate positions. The GIPA Diversity Equity & Inclusion committee offers pre-Interview coaching to diverse students. Check the link above for information on how to participate in the pre-interview coaching program and for a student timeline. Contact program liaison Chandria Jackson of the CDO at ctjacks5@central.uh.edu for more information.

https://www.gaipalliance.org/sipjf-southeastern-ip-job-fair

3. The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program: July 2023

Where: Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront and Virtual

Cost: Registration fee/Transportation/Lodging/Meals

Registration: See website link above for registration details.

Program Timeline: Student Timeline

Hosted by Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Employers from across the country interview 2Ls interested in intellectual property law (IP) for summer associate positions and, to a lesser extent, 3Ls for post-graduate positions. A must attend for students interested in patent law. Contact program liaison Chandria Jackson of the CDO at ctjacks5@central.uh.edu for more information.

4. Sunbelt Diversity Recruitment Program: July 2023

Where: Dallas, Texas / Park Cities, Texas

Cost: Transportation to Dallas/lodging/meals

Program Timeline: Student Timeline

Register Here: Sunbelt Student Registration

Hosted by numerous law schools in the southern states and held in Dallas, Texas. Employers from across the country interview 2Ls for summer associate positions and 3Ls for permanent attorney positions. All 2Ls and 3Ls may participate.

5. KCMBA Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair: August 2023

Where: Kansas City, Missouri

Cost: Transportation to Kansas City/lodging/meals

Register Here: Heartland Student Registration

Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event. Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.

The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City's leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City. The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers.

6. Equal Justice Works Career Fair & Conference: October 2023

Where: Washington, D.C.

Cost: Transportation to Arlington/lodging/meals

Register Here: Student Registration

The Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference is held each year in Washington, D.C. This is the largest national career fair for public interest law targeted towards 2Ls and 3Ls. This event includes pre-select interviews and a table-talk.

7. Houston Bar Association's (HBA) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summer Clerkship Program: January 2024

Where: Houston, Texas

Cost: Free

For additional information, please visit: https://hba.org/index.cfm?pg=Diversity-and-Inclusion-formerly-MOILP

Hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. The HBA’s 1L Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summer Clerkship and Mentoring Program gives racially/ethnically diverse and LGBTQ+ first-year law students the opportunity to apply for summer law clerk positions. For more information contact Paul Klinger of the CDO at pwklinge@central.uh.edu.